Tag: personal tax tips

Financial planning 101: Retirement

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) An RRSP (registered retirement savings plan) is an investment account that is registered with the Canadian government and is used as a vehicle to save for retirement. An RRSP is different than a typical investment account because it provides… Continue Reading “Financial planning 101: Retirement”

Life Insurance for a Family of One

We spend a lot of time talking about how couples, families and businesses can protect their financial futures with life insurance. But what about if you are single—do you need life insurance, too? There are those people who have no children, no one depending… Continue Reading “Life Insurance for a Family of One”

Financial planning 101: Investments

Commodity futures contract   Before we delve into the details of commodity futures, let’s first define a commodity. A commodity in economics is a basic good that is considered the same regardless of who produced it. With grain, for example, would you really be… Continue Reading “Financial planning 101: Investments”

2020 Personal Income Tax Changes You Need To Know

When you look at your household budget, the amounts you’re spending on mortgage/rent, transportation and food are usually top of mind. While all those expenses certainly matter, something else you should keep a watchful eye on is income tax. It’s the single biggest expense… Continue Reading “2020 Personal Income Tax Changes You Need To Know”

Stop Thinking Of Your Goals As Resolutions

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Why not ditch the resolutions this year and make some smart goals you want to reach instead. There are a couple of reasons why resolutions may not work well for you. If they do, great.… Continue Reading “Stop Thinking Of Your Goals As Resolutions”